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Review for The Heart Connection, Des Moines, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with Children's Cancer Connection for the past 12 years as a camper at Heart Connection. Not only is it one of my absolute favorite places on Earth, but it is a wonderful program that has shown me that there is some good that can come out of such an ugly disease. I plan on volunteering for Heart Connection as much as possible in the future and would advise anyone else to get involved in any way they can.

I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 5 and the nurses at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital informed my family of this unique camp. After the first year, I was hooked. Heart Connection and Children's Cancer Connection gave me hope, courage, and strength when I needed it most. It also gave me friendships that will last a lifetime. I'm so grateful for every opportunity I've had with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Thanks to Heart Connection, I've gained many lifelong friends and countless once in a lifetime opportunities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make camp a week longer!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?


How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?


How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

The University of Iowa Children's Hospital

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

They've helped me to be more independent and to believe in myself. They've also taught me that scars are beautiful.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & I was a camper at Heart Connection for 12 years. .